- American Diabetes Association, in Bridgewater, received a $75,000 grant to support the Wellness Lives Here program, which will integrate its community outreach programming and research-based employee engagement into one comprehensive platform to educate the community on diabetes management and prevention.
- Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, in Clifton, received a $600,000 grant to support Phase 2 of Breathe Easier with Asthma Management. BEAM is an initiative of the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey that raises awareness about asthma and educates Boys & Girls Club members and their parents or caregivers about the disorder and how best to manage it. Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey serves as the state program office and will implement Phase 2 of BEAM in up to 16 Club sites throughout the state.
- Garden State Discovery Museum Center for Learning, in Cherry Hill, received an $18,500 general operating support grant to develop its theater program, with the goal of expanding its reach to deliver quality programming to children and families.
- Isles, in Trenton, received a $30,000 grant to support the Healthy Homes Training to Reduce Asthma program. The initiative will train social workers and other home visitors from community organizations in the Trenton area to: 1) become well-versed in the environmental triggers of asthma; 2) assess the condition of a home’s indoor health and the occupant’s practices that trigger asthma; and 3) develop an action plan and recommendations to effectively remediate problems.
- Mainstage Center for the Arts, in Blackwood, received a $10,000 general operating support grant to build and expand its programs to impact the communities it serves.
- McCarter Theatre Company, in Princeton, received a $10,000 grant to support the McCarter Access to the Arts Program, which provides accessibility services for patrons who are visually or hearing impaired and patrons with mobility limitations.
- Passage Theatre Company, in Trenton, received a $10,000 general operating support grant to fund its programming, arts education activities and staffing.
- The Salvation Army (New Jersey Division), in Camden, received a $30,000 grant to support an outdoor community spaces project at the Kroc Center that will expand a raised-bed garden, build a picnic grove and build an outdoor space for special events.
- Support Center|Partnership in Philanthropy, in Newark, received an $18,100 grant to provide capacity building professional development workshops, organizational assessments, one-on-one coaching, training and consulting for nonprofit organizations.
- UrbanPromise Ministries, in Camden, received a $30,000 grant to support its Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well program. The program takes a multifaceted approach to preventing obesity among students attending the Ministries’ two schools and its out-of-school time programs, and among community members that utilize the food co-op. Activities will promote healthy eating and physical activity, and increase access to fresh produce.
- Young Audiences of New Jersey, in Princeton, received a $15,000 grant to conduct its Family Arts and Creativity program in four Trenton elementary and middle schools. This family-centered arts education program is designed to promote child learning, strengthen families and bring together young people, their parents, and professional teaching artists in hands-on art-making workshops.”
Trenton, NJ - Anjalee Khemlani, of NJBiz documents that, “Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield's charity arm announced 11 grants totaling more than $840,000 to nonprofit organizations in New Jersey."
"This is the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s second round of funding for 2015, and includes the following organizations:
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